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Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education : Renewing the Role of the University Professor.

Author: Bruce Macfarlane
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
Series: Research into Higher Education.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is 'intellectual leadership' and how might this concept be better understood in the modern university? Drawing on research into the role of full or chair professors, this book argues that it is important to define and reclaim intellectual leadership as a counter-weight to the prevailing managerial culture of higher education. It contends that professors have been converted into narrowly defined knowledge  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Macfarlane, Bruce.
Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education : Renewing the Role of the University Professor.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Macfarlane
ISBN: 9780203817490 0203817494
OCLC Number: 798532584
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages).
Contents: Cover; Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Series editors' introduction; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Part 1 : Leadership and intellectuals; Leadership and intellectuals; 1. Introduction: the leadership crisis; 2. Beyond the caricature; Part 2 : The entrepreneurial academy; 3. The retreat from engagement; 4. The corporatization of the research agenda; Part 3 : Freedom and duty; 5. Becoming a professor; 6. Being a professor; 7. Two freedoms; 8. Four duties; Part 4 : Reengagement; 9. Understanding intellectual leadership; 10. Finding a moral compass. 11. Reclaiming professorial leadershipBibliography; Index.
Series Title: Research into Higher Education.

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What is 'intellectual leadership' and how might this concept be better understood in the modern university? Drawing on research into the role of full or chair professors, this book argues that it is important to define and reclaim intellectual leadership as a counter-weight to the prevailing managerial culture of higher education. It contends that professors have been converted into narrowly defined knowledge entrepreneurs and often feel excluded or marginalised as leaders by their own universities. To fulfil their role professors need to balance the privileges of academic freedom with the res.

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